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Recruit and Lateral Certified Police Officers

City of Prescott - Prescott, Arizona

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$42,660.00 annual
Top Pay:
$62,254.00 annual

Job Description

State certified police officer entry pay ranges from $42,660 (Step 1) to $56,139 (Step 8) DOE/Q with earning potential to $62,254 (Step 10) annually via a step plan program plus potential specialty pay and overtime. Lateral officers may receive consideration for prior years of service up to Step 8 in our current compensation pay plan. For questions regarding our selection process, working conditions, or any other aspect of Prescott Police Department, contact our Training/Recruiting Section, Officer Kimber DeBono, at (928) 777-1965.

WORK SCHEDULE: Officers work rotating schedules which may include days, nights, weekends and/or overtime. Work schedules are subject to change according to the needs of the community. MAJOR BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES: 14 days paid time off; 10 paid holidays; Employee Health and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Retirement benefits; Deferred Compensation Plans; Social Security benefits; other optional benefits. PROBATION: 12-month probationary period must be satisfactorily served by each employee.

Additional Information

MIN QUALIFICATIONS: MUST meet all AZ Peace Officer Standards and Training Board conditions for certification including: at least 21 yrs of age before end of certification training; high school graduate or equivalent; U.S. citizen; have a valid AZ driver license. Pass rigorous background investigation and other criteria. Lateral applicants must successfully maintain certification as and be able to perform the essential functions of an AZPOST Certified Full Authority Peace Officer.

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: After hire, employees must reside within 45 minutes (under normal conditions) of P.D.

SELECTION PROCESS: Written and physical fitness test Oct 7th and 8th, 2014; verbal review board and staff interview(s). Applicants successful in the selection process may be placed on an eligibility list for further consideration (expires 1 yr after testing). Candidates considered for employment must successfully complete a physical examination (including drug screening), psychological evaluation, and a polygraph interview.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Full application & packet available at www.cityofprescott.net; R 928-777-1284 TDD: 928-777-1100.  After acceptance of completed application and packet, you will be notified of the test time and location.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 before end of certification training
  • Education: High School or equivalent
  • Experience: See Qualifications

Contact Informaton

Kimber DeBono

City of Prescott
222 S Marina St
Prescott, Arizona 86303
phone: (928) 777-1965

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